GECOM has not accredited GPSU with Local Observer Status


[] – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it has not accredited the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) with local observer status following reports in several sections of the media.

A media release from the Election Body stated, “GECOM wishes to categorically state that it has so far made no such accreditation of the GPSU as an Observer of any kind for the upcoming May 11 elections.”

The Commission acknowledged that it is in receipt of a letter of application for Domestic Observer Status from the GPSU to which it responded – by way of a letter – meticulously outlining a menu of terms and conditions that the GPSU must satisfy before consideration could be given by GECOM for accreditation.

According to GECOM, if the GPSU agrees to the terms and conditions outlined by GECOM then the Commission would then write to the GPSU, inviting them to meet with GECOM officials relative to a further finalization of accreditation arrangements.

GECOM says it welcomes the interest shown by the GPSU in ensuring that it produces elections that are transparent, free, fair and credible.




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